Archive for February, 2015

I became a LOOPER

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

XPrize team

A year ago, I became a LOOPER, a monthly supporter for the XPrize — a team engaged in innovation for the benefit of humanity. “Tapping into that indomitable spirit of competition brings about breakthroughs and solutions that once seemed unimaginable. Impossible.” Think Sergey Brin and the Google Lunar XPrize.

Loopers are invited to conversations with change-makers and scientists all over Los Angeles.  Recently, we  were invited to a workshop at the XPrize campus where they taught us the XPrize process. My team was made up of a physicist, economist, song writer, chemist, and marketer (me).  We created a prize and then a presentation to sell our idea.  We competed against 6 other teams…and we won!

It’s joyful to be engaged in something so far outside our world of development yet deeply relevant to the issues we face — water, affordable housing, transportation, the American Dream.  XPrize principles apply!